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named 2007 College Sailor of the Year, while the Robert H. Hobbs Trophy for ICSA Sportsman of the Year went to St. Mary’s College graduating senior and Maryland native John Howell. Closer to home, Brown University graduate and Redwood City native Monica Stein was named an ICSA All-American crew. Although her dad is an avid sailor, Stein didn't start sailing until college. Now says she can't imagine a life without competitive sailing. Stanford University sailors Brian Haines and Emery Wagner received ICSA co-ed honorable mentions. DOA: RegattaPRO's Women's Series has been cancelled. Organizer Jeff Zarwell received no entries for what was to be a multi-race series spread over five days this summer. Able is as able does: Whiskeytown Sailing Club hosted the Pan-Pacific
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Not the Bay — San Franciscan Bruce Stone's J/105 'Arbitrage' during Rolex Block Island Race Week's light wind and flat seas.
Trapseat Championship in late May. The Trapseat is a modified Hobie 16 that accommodates one disabled and one able-bodied sailor. The result is something inventor Mike Strahle refers to as "inclusive sailing." Although only four boats attended
this year's match race format event (which Strahle, sailing with Mike Corlett, won), all four teams stuck around for the annual Whiskeytown Regatta the following weekend. Connecticut sailor Donna DeMarest, who finished fourth in the Pan-Pacifics, beat a fleet of able-bodied sailors to win the Hobie 16 class at the latter event. Allison Nicola, another disabled skipper and Trapseat sailor from Chico, took second in Open Multihull B. For his part, Strahle finished a respectable third in Open Keel A on his other boat, a Sonar. By the way, you've got to appreciate the Trapseatter's team names: Strahle and Corlett raced as Twisted Skippers, while blind sailor Martha Hitchcock, with Carl Strahle as crew, were X-Site-Able. Hot, hot, hot: More than a year before the start, the 2008 Pacific Cup race between San Francisco and Kaneohe,
The July 2007 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.